Xstrata (XSRAF.PK) and Vale (VALE) declare force majeure and BHP (BHP) and Rio Tinto (RIO)...

|About: BHP Billiton Limited (BHP)|By:, SA News Editor

Xstrata (XSRAF.PK) and Vale (VALE) declare force majeure and BHP (BHP) and Rio Tinto (RIO) report "significant impact" on their operations as continued flooding in Queensland wreaks havoc with coal production. Wheat, of which Oz is a major exporter, has also been devastated.